Mental Health at Work 2019 research launch – Scotland


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This event, supported by Mercer Marsh Benefits and the Business in the Community (BITC) Wellbeing Leadership Team launches BITC's Mental Health at Work report 2019 in Scotland.
Find out about the wellbeing of Scotland's workforce, the implications and what needs to be done to address the issues.

59% of people have experienced a mental health issue due to work and one in three have been formally diagnosed with a mental health condition1. At this event you can find out more about how employers can address this important issue.

The report pays particular attention to what employers can ‘own’ in terms of preventing psychological injury at work. It also includes recommended employer actions, collectively agreed with our nine national partners - Business Disability Forum, CIPD, The Institute of Leadership and Management, Involve, Mental Health At Work, MHFA England, Mind, Salary Finance and the Society of Occupational Medicine - that employers can take in order to accelerate change.

BITC's 2019 research on Mental Health at Work in Scotland is supported by Mercer Marsh Benefits and the BITC Wellbeing Leadership Team. The report is informed by a national survey conducted by YouGov looking at mental health, primarily through a line manager lens, and also through the multiple intersectional issues of age, gender, race, LGBT+ and financial wellbeing. There will be a new spotlight on bullying and harassment.

At the event there will be opportunity to hear from employees as they discuss their personal experience of mental health at work, ask questions following our panel session and to take part in discussions with fellow guests. We will ensure that our guests are able to share their thoughts and discuss in small groups in a confidential and relaxed environment.

Guest speakers

  • Tony Wood, Partner and UK Managing Director, Mercer Marsh Benefits
  • Dr Wolfgang Seidl, Workplace Health Consulting Leader UK & Europe, Mercer
  • Louise Aston, Director, Wellbeing, BITC
A sandwich lunch will be served
HR professionals, health and safety managers, chief executives and directors, and wellbeing and diversity and inclusion professionals.
Further information and contact details
The event is free to attend and open to members and non-members of BITC. Full joining instructions will be issued before the event.
We expect this event to popular and will be operate a waiting list if it is oversubscribed. Please reserve your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
For further information contact Tracey Little, PA to SMT and Events Coordinator, BITC

1. YouGov Mental Health At Work Spotlight Report 2018, produced for Business in the Community.